It's National Trail Mix Day. But rather than downing the gazillions of calories the traditional stuff packs in, we thought you'd want to try some of HG's latest guilt-free (and super-creative!) versions. Go for it!
Trail Mix Carnival Explosion
PER SERVING (1 heaping cup): 108 calories, 2g fat, 163mg sodium, 22g carbs, 2g fiber, 12g sugars, 1.5g protein = POINTS® value 2*
Vanilla... caramel... toffee... cinnamon apples? It may seem impossible, but this stuff REALLY IS low in calories!!!
Ingredients: 3 cups popped Jolly Time Healthy Pop Caramel Apple Microwave Pop Corn or 94% fat-free kettle corn microwave popcorn 2 pouches Fruit Ripples or Nature Valley Fruit Crisps, Cinnamon Apple; slightly crushed 1 pouch Special K Snack Bites, Vanilla 1/4 cup dried apricots; chopped 2 tbsp. Sunkist Almond Accents, Butter Toffee Glazed or Honey Roasted
Directions: Break Snack Bites into small pieces. Place those, along with all other ingredients, in a sealable plastic bag or in an airtight container with a lid. Secure bag or container and shake thoroughly. Now go nuts!
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
PB&J Cocoa-nana Trail Mix
PER SERVING (3/4 cup): 110 calories, 2g fat, 132mg sodium, 22g carbs, 1g fiber, 12g sugars, 2g protein = POINTS® value 2*
You'll go cuckoo for this peanut-buttery, strawberry-licious, chocolate banana mix. Weeeee!
Ingredients: 2 Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars (1 pack), Peanut Butter 3/4 cup Cocoa Puffs cereal 2 servings (about 1 cup) Gerber Finger Foods Fruit Puffs, Banana 1 oz. (about 1 cup) freeze-dried strawberries (like the ones by Just Tomatoes, Cereal Toppers, and Trader Joe's)
Directions: Using a sharp knife, cut granola bars into small bite-sized pieces. Place granola pieces along with other ingredients in a sealable plastic bag or in an airtight container with a lid. Secure, shake well to mix, and enjoy!
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
HG Heads Up! Freeze-dried fruit is becoming increasingly popular and easy to find. But if you have trouble tracking some down, you can always turn to the supermarket staple Gerber Mini Fruits -- they don’t make a straight strawberry one, but their Banana Strawberry flavor would work perfectly in this recipe!
It’s Trail Mix TWO, Baby!
PER SERVING (1 cup): 119 calories, 4.5g fat, 34mg sodium, 21g carbs, 4g fiber, 10g sugars, 2g protein = POINTS® value 2*
Ingredients: 2 cups popped 94% fat-free kettle corn popcorn 2 servings (about 1 cup) Gerber Finger Foods Fruit Puffs, Cherry 1 cup Gerber Mini Fruits, Banana Pineapple 1/2 cup Fiber One bran cereal (original) 2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) dark-chocolate-covered almonds
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a sealable bag or an airtight container with a lid. Seal bag or secure lid, and give it a shake. Happy trails!
MAKES 5 SERVINGS
CHEW ON THIS: August 31st is National Trail Mix Day. Whoop it up with some of our AWESOME new recipes!
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